Joel Salatin in Medford, March 15th and 16th

This comes to us from a local Eugene Chapter member. Joel Salatin has presented at several Wise Traditions Conferences. He is a vibrant, and inspiring speaker.

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Food & Farm Faire
4:30 – 6:30 PM

Folks, This Ain’t Normal!
with Joel Salatin
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Medford Armory
701 South Pacific Highway
Medford, Oregon

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Joel Salatin Returns to the Rogue Valley March 15th and 16th

Project Rogue Valley is pleased to welcome Joel Salatin, one of America’s most influential farmers, to the Rogue Valley.

Joel raises cattle using ecologically beneficial sustainable agriculture on his family-owned, local-market farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. On his Polyface Farm, the animals live according to their “-ness,” their health and happiness are key, and the earth is used for symbiosis. His unconventional approach to producing pasture-based meat brings high quality “beyond organic” results.

Joel travels in the winter giving lectures and demonstrations throughout the country. A self-described “Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist farmer,” he sees himself in the redemption business: healing the land, healing the food, healing the economy and healing the culture. He is the author of a number of books including Everything I Want to Do is Illegal, Sheer Ectasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer, Salad Bar Beef, and his latest, Folks, This Ain’t Normal. A selection of these books will be available at the Friday evening event.

Join us at any or all of the events listed below! Come learn about Joel’s fresh and innovative approach to farming, involving an integrated system on a holistic farm that maximizes results.

Come learn about the future of food!

New book by Salatin hits the mainstream – Get our message into the bestseller list

This comes to us from The Weston A. Price Foundation:


Dear Members,

A new book by Joel Salatin, Folks, This Ain’t Normal will be hitting the bookstores on October 10.  For the first time, Joel’s wonderful information and style has been taken up by a major publisher (Hachette Book Group) and will be launched into the mainstream book world.

Joels book specifically endorses the Weston A. Price Foundation and the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund as must-join organizations.

You can help lift Joels book to the top of the bestseller lists by purchasing the book from a bookstore or Amazon on October 10th or shortly thereafter.

Together we can make Joels book a resounding success and introduce our vital message to the mainstream.

Sally Fallon Morell, President

By Joel Salatin

We live in abnormal times.  Really abnormal times.  Times when most people think Twinkies,  Cocoa-puffs, and Mountain Dew are safe but raw milk, compost grown tomatoes, and Aunt Matilda’s homemade pickles are unsafe.  The average morsel of food travels fifteen hundred miles between point of production and point of consumption.  Indeed, the average T-bone steak sees more of America than the farmer that grew the cow.

Never in the history of civilization has a culture eaten foods it can’t pronounce, foods that can’t be made in a domestic kitchen, or foods that won’t rot.  Living foods mold, rot, and decompose.  How long can an M&M remain on your counter without altering its appearance?

Until extremely recent days, people had to  think about energy, whether it was providing for draft animals for transportation and power, or accumulating firewood to keep the stove burning in the winter.

We are the first culture to abdicate domestic culinary arts in favor of microwavable boxes of processed, stabilized, extruded, reconstituted, dye-colored, amalgamated, irradiated, nutrient-compromised, transgenic modified, prostituted pseudo-food.    Modern America now has the highest rate in history of chronic, debilitating diseases, and leads the world in unhealthiness.

We’re the first culture to invent supermarkets and to universally equate children’s chores with abuse.  We’re the first culture to confine animals in factories, use pharmaceuticals on our food, and break the soil-building carbon cycle on a massive scale.

These themes, discussed in historical context, conventional modern-day thinking, and future response, position Joel Salatin’s new book FOLKS, THIS AIN’T NORMAL as a must read for Weston A. Price members.  Indeed, he even uses the book to acquaint the world with WAPF as well as the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund.

“When a major publisher (CenterStreet, an imprint of the Hachette Book Group) decided to put their weight behind this project, I decided that part of my objective would be to let the world know about all these wonderful groups and thinkers who really have all the answers to people’s fears.  I get tired of seeing the media wringing their hands as if solutions don’t exist, when in fact, they do.   I hope this book draws thousands and thousands into the WAPF camp–just mentioning the organization should drive people to the website.”

Never one to allow victimhood excuses, Salatin ends each chapter with a bulleted list of “things you can do.”  This broad book addresses issues as varied as food police, soil development, Disneyfication of the culture, and scientific findings proving pasture-based livestock is far more nutrient dense than factory-farmed counterparts.  It will warm your soul.

If you’ve ever wondered how to articulate how ridiculous many modern assumptions are, this book will give some sound bites.  Filled with stories, satire, and humor, FOLKS, THIS AIN’T NORMAL  is due for release Oct. 10 in hardback, Kindle, and audio-book.